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Preserve, Promote and Grow Local Farms

(Congers, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) announced today important legislation that will preserve, promote and grow New York’s local farms. The Senator was joined by farmers, members of the agriculture community and renowned Chef Peter Kelly at the Dr. Davies Farm in Congers.

“Preserving New York’s farmland and promoting our fine agricultural products is a top priority,” Senator Carlucci said. “While New York farmers have risen to meet the many challenges they face in a globalized agricultural economy, they can still use the help that New York State can provide. The package of bills I have introduced will preserve farmland, promote the importance of locally grown produce and grow local farms throughout the State.”

April 15, 2011
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Lauren's Law Passes the State Senate

(Albany, NY) The New York State Senate passed Lauren’s Law (S3885a), sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) that will prohibit a driver's license application from being processed unless the organ donation section is filled out. Applicants would have to check a box stating “yes,” or “not at this time.” There currently is an organ donation section on the application, but it is not required to be filled out.

This change would increase organ donation in New York, which ranked last in the country for the number of new donors.

Passing Lauren’s Law today has very special meaning to heart transplant survivor Lauren Shields, the namesake of the bill as it is also her eleventh birthday.

April 13, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Calls for MTA Forensic Audit

(Albany, NY)Calling it the only sure way to get to the bottom of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's spending practices, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today unveiled legislation he sponsored that would commence a forensic audit of the public authority.

Under the legislation, (S.4501), the audit, which would be the first true top-to-bottom review of the MTA, would be conducted by an independent outside auditing firm and be paid for by the authority.

April 11, 2011
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Mobile Office Hours

Senator Carlucci will be available to discuss issues important to residents during his mobile office hours this Saturday, April 9 from 12-2 at the Warwick Valley Community Center at 11 Hamilton Avenue.

April 8, 2011
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Please Join Us for 1st Annual Easter Egg Roll and Family Health Fair

Senator David Carlucci is hosting his first annual “Easter Egg Roll and Family Health Fair”.  Several area health-care agencies will be on hand to distribute health information and discuss the importance of healthy living.

Events include an Easter Egg Roll, magic show, music and an appearance by the Easter Bunny.

Children 10 and under should RSVP to enroll in the Easter Egg Roll by calling 845-623-3627 or emailing corrales@nysenate.gov.  Space is limited.

This is a free event.

Who:  Senator David Carlucci

           The Easter Bunny

Where: Peck’s Pond Park (Adjacent to West Haverstraw Village Hall)

April 7, 2011
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April 7, 2011
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Lauren's Law Passes Transportation Commitee

Senator Carlucci, Assemb. Ortiz and IDC Join 10-year-old Heart Transplant Survivor to Push for Life-Saving Legislation

'Lauren's Law' to Increase Organ Donation Passed Important Committee Vote

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator David Carlucci and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, (D-Brooklyn) joined 10-year-old heart transplant survivor Lauren Shields and her family in a push for life saving legislation.

The measure, “Lauren's Law,” would prohibit a driver's license application from being processed unless the organ donation section is filled out. Applicants would have to check a box stating “yes,” or “not at this time.” There currently is an organ donation section on the application, but it is not required to be filled out.

April 7, 2011
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Senator Carlucci: Saving Time, Resources and Money Through E-Recording

(Albany, NY) Today, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) voted to pass a bill that responds to the ongoing challenge local governments face of delivering more services with fewer resources. This bill permits, but does not mandate, the use of electronic recording and filing to support activities related to the recording of instruments affecting real property.

“County clerks are continually seeking ways to improve efficiency, enhance services, and save taxpayer dollars,” Senator Carlucci said.  “Owners of real property, real estate professionals and local government taxpayers will benefit from the more accurate and efficient land records system that this bill would facilitate.”

March 28, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Honors Winner of 1st Annual "Black History Month Essay Writing Contest"

Senator Carlucci Honors Winner

of 1st Annual "Black History Month Essay Writing Contest"

 (Spring Valley, NY) Today, Senator David Carlucci presented a Kindle to Hernz Laguerre, the winner of the "Black History Month Essay Writing Contest". His 1000 word essay highlighted the contributions of African Americans and the impact that these contributions have made on our lives.

March 22, 2011
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Senator Carlucci at Mental Hygiene Joint Budget Conference Hearing

Senator Carlucci Protects New Yorkers

with Developmental Disabilities

 

(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) was appointed to the Mental Hygiene Joint Budget Conference Committee and participated in the first hearing today in Albany.  The purpose of this hearing is to bring the Senate and the Assembly together to discuss areas of similarities and differences in each house’s budget resolutions in an effort to come to a budget agreement.

 

March 17, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Calls for End to Deferral of Key Upstate Development Program

Senator Carlucci Calls for End to Deferral of Key Upstate Development Program

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit to Leverage $461 M in Upstate Investment; Create 1,600+ Jobs

 

(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today called for a reinstatement of an economic development program that would create more than $460 million in private investment and  more than 1,600 good-paying jobs in New York State.

 

The Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, sponsored by Independent Democratic Conference member Senator David J. Valesky, (D-Oneida) allows for an investment tax credit in order to spur development in distressed areas.

 

March 17, 2011
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Orangetown Landswap Bill Sponsored by Senator Carlucci Passes Senate

Senator Carlucci

Creating Job Legislation

 

 

(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) sponsored legislation (S2404/Carlucci)  that passed in the New York State Senate.  The bill which is co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) will allow for Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) to swap land in order to build an electric transition structure without disturbing the character of parkland in the town of Orangetown.

 

This is a perfect example of a public private partnership that will clear the way for job creation and economic development in Orangetown.

 

March 15, 2011
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SENATOR CARLUCCI SUPPORTS NEW PROGRAMS TO BENEFIT NEW YORK’S SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN

 

(Albany, NY) Today, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) voted to pass a package of legislation that extends or creates programs to honor our brave veterans and active military personnel who serve our nation.

 

 “Our veterans and active military personnel have made brave sacrifices on behalf of us all in their service to the nation,” Senator Carlucci said. “This legislation is a way for us to say thank you and show our continued support for their courage and dedication.  By passing this package of bills, we hope to expand their opportunities and enhance their quality of life.”

 

The package is comprised of the following bills:

 

March 15, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Streamlining the IG System

Senator Carlucci: Streamline NY's Patchwork Inspector General System

Senator Carlucci’s Plan would save $37 million; Strengthen State IG Office

(Albany, NY) Senator Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today released a plan to streamline New York's patchwork Inspector General system and further empower the State Inspector General to be the top watchdog of New York's bureaucracy.

This proposal, which would eliminate overlapping and duplicative layers of state government and consolidate what are often competing operations, would result in $37 million in savings.

March 15, 2011
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